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Identification and characterization of privet leaf blotch-associated virus, a novel idaeovirus.
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Transient expression of a recombinant PrLBaV p38 fused to green fluorescent protein in leaves of Nicotiana benthamiana, coupled with confocal laser scanning microscopy assays showed that it localizes at cell plasmodesmata, strongly supporting its involvement in viral movement/trafficking and providing the first functional characterization of an idaeovirus encoded protein.
Molecular characterization and population structure of blackberry vein banding associated virus, new Ampelovirus associated with yellow vein disease.
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Significant intra-species variation without any clustering among isolates based on their geographic origin is revealed and it is indicated that these proteins are under stringent purifying selections.
Cucumis melo endornavirus: Genome organization, host range and co-divergence with the host.
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Results of the present study revealed that CmEV is present in plants belonging to three different genera in the family Cucurbitaceae, suggesting a long history of Cm EV association with cucurbits predating their speciation.
Occurrence of QoI Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora sojina from Mississippi Soybean.
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Results of this study determined that more than 93% of C. sojina isolates collected in Mississippi carried the G143A amino acid substitution, indicating a shift to a QoI-resistant population throughout Mississippi soybean fields.
First Report of Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Infecting Kudzu (Pueraria montana) in the United States of America
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The findings represent the first report of SVNV infections of kudzu in the U.S.A. and the world and expand the range of pathogens (Asian soybean rust, TRSV) and insects (kudzu bug) that kudzo can sustain, indicating its ecological impact as an invasive species.
A Novel Ilarvirus Is Associated with Privet Necrotic Ringspot Disease in the Southern United States.
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The near-perfect association of PrRSV infections with symptoms, and apparent absence of any other virus(es) in studied samples, strongly suggest an important role of this virus in the etiology of NRSD of privet in the southeastern United States.
A begomovirus associated with yellow vein symptoms of Oxalis debilis
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The putative begomovirus, designated Oxalis yellow vein virus (OxYVV), shared 87 % overall nucleotide identities with the corresponding genome segments of Sida mottle virus, 85 % with Okra mottles virus, and 83 %" with Tomato yellow spot virus.
Genomic Characterization and Population Structure of a Badnavirus Infecting Blackberry.
TLDR
A new double-stranded DNA virus, referred to as blackberry virus F (BVF), a putative member of the genus Badnavirus, family Caulimoviridae, was identified and affects the production of virus-free propagation material, the cornerstone for certification programs.
First Report of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 2 Infecting Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) and Summer Grape (Vitis aestivalis) in the United States.
TLDR
The occurrence of GLRaV-2 in summer grapes in a natural ecosystem and in muscadines in Mississippi where there is no sizable V. vinifera industry provides important clues on ecology and possible origin of this virus.
First Report of Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus in Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) in Mississippi
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Results from this study, along with recent report of the same virus from Alabama, call for multidisciplinary research to understand population structure, epidemiology and ecology of the virus, and its potential impact on the United States cotton industry.
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